Jon Pylypchuk
Canadian, born 1972
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
NINO MIER GALLERY at NADA New York 2018,
NINO MIER GALLERY
2017
Concrete Island,
VENUS
2014
Death Ship: Tribute to H.C. Westermann,
The Pit

Jon Pylypchuk, formerly a founding member of Manitoba's The Royal Art Lodge cooperative (1996-2008), is known for his sculptures of puppet-like creatures crafted from old clothes, stuffed toys, wood, and other refuse, sometimes given diorama-like installations that resemble miniature shantytowns. His mixed-media collages and works on paper display a similarly scavenged, folkloric aesthetic. Stand-ins for the dark side of the human condition (including violence, war, illness, sexual perversity, and incidental catastrophes like car crashes), his underdog figures are nonetheless presented with humor and optimism.